Dr. Lawrence B. Taw is the director of the UCLA Center for East-West Medicine – South Bay at Torrance and Palos Verdes. He is board certified by both the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine, and is also certified in Oriental Medicine, Acupuncture and Herbology by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.
Dr. Taw received his medical degree from UCLA. He then completed his residency in internal medicine at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center—an affiliate of Stanford University—and his fellowship in integrative medicine at the UCLA Center for East-West Medicine. He received his bachelor's degree in biomedical sciences from the University of California, Riverside.
As director of the Integrative East-West Inflammation program, Dr. Taw is currently collaborating with UCLA's Division of Rheumatology to utilize an integrative medicine approach for patients with various inflammatory joint and connective tissue diseases. He is also partnering with the UCLA Center for Esophageal Disorders and the Division of Digestive Diseases to establish a unique program and optimize care for patients with functional gastrointestinal disorders.
In addition to his clinical activities, Dr. Taw is an associate clinical professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine.
For more information about Dr. Lawrence Taw's research, presentations and interviews, please visit the UCLA Center for East-West Medicine website.
Additional Medical Board Certifications Internal Medicine Board Recertification, 2015
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